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"Family Court is a bizarre system that encourages parents to use disturbing tactics."
Childrens Rights Florida campaign leader
Ron B Palmer is the President and founder of Fix Family Courts. He has passionately dedicated many hundreds of hours to researching state and federal appellate court decisions on family law matters. He routinely distills this information into powerful arguments for the protection of parental rights which he believes is necessary to protect children. He firmly believes that children are best protected and nurtured by having two fit parents in their lives who each have equal parental authority regardless of their marital status. He believes this is true even though some small percentage of parents harm their children.
As an entrepreneur and mother of 5 Sherry graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas in proposal writing from the college of community service at the University of North Texas before co-founding Fix Family Courts with her husband and partner, Ron B Palmer. Sherry has twice in her life had to face down oppressive court systems trying to harm her life. First as a young child growing up in the streets of California she had to fight judges and state bureaucrats simply to remain in her normal public school classes where she was excelling in spite of her living conditions. Second as a mother facing divorce and a court system seeking to take her children from her for no reason whatsoever. While her two oldest children aged out and were taken from her through alienation, she was able to stop the system from stealing her younger two.
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(1) Fit parents are entrusted by nature or the State with determining the best interests of their minor child and must be assumed to be acting in their child’s best interests unless proven unfit (2) Each fit parent has the equal right and duty to direct and control their minor child’s education, to include educating the minor child through personal example, which arises through routine parenting of the child. The child has a right to receive education from each parent equally. These rights are among the penumbra of individual First Amendment rights. (3) Fit parents hold equal rights and duties in the care, custody, control, and physical possession of the minor child. Any conflict between these rights must be resolved in as equal a manner as possible. (4) Fit parents may entrust certain of these rights to others as they see fit without forfeiting their rights. Read More~>www.fixfamilycourts.com/amendment
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The Proposed Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution

Section 1
The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

Section 2
Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

Section 3
No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

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Florida today became the fifth state to pass a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to propose to the states for ratification the Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Florida Senate voted 38-0 in favor of SM 954 this morning, after the Florida House passed its companion (HM 557) by a voice vote on Tuesday.

Florida becomes the third state this year to call for the Amendment; Idaho and Montana both passed similar measures in early March. Both South Dakota and Louisiana passed similar resolutions in 2010.

Louisiana’s resolution was accepted unanimously in both houses, with a Democrat plurality in the House (then made up of 52 Democrats, 50 Republicans, and 3 Independents) and a Democrat majority in the Senate. Florida’s resolution enjoyed a Republican majority in both houses, but was also bipartisan with 10 of 12 Senate Democrats voting in favor (1 was absent, and 1 did not vote). In all, Florida Democrats on record voted 17-3, or 85%, in favor of this memorial (resolution). Republican support was 98%.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT! AFLA UPDATE #1 As a follow up to our Saturday post, we continue to receive positive feedback regarding the success of the “John Parent” Rally for Fathers’ (The case, John Parent v State of New York, asks a federal appeals court to place limits upon support and custody abuses in our nation’s domestic relations courts. “John Parent” is a fictitious name allowed by court order to represent abused parents in this precedent seeking case). Meanwhile, during the Rally, another case was also being heard regarding, Rajat Gupta, who was convicted of insider trading. Although, Mr. Gupta was in no way being supported by the already in progress, “John Parent” rally as he exited a lower Manhattan courthouse on Friday, many pictures and videos have since emerged of him over the weekend. Most importantly and noticeably, they depict the prominent showcasing of our historic rally centered directly in the background as Mr. Gupta was being interviewed by the mainstream news media about his trial. Sooner or later, both the courts and the mainstream news media are going to have to deal with fathers who are no longer willing to accept they’re being treated as unequal parents! The “John Parent” case makes that argument and is a rally call for all “Parents Similarly Situated” to be proud of and get firmly behind. Please help support our cause today! We are not a legal aide society nor do we receive any government funding. It’s individuals like yourself who can help make a difference by supporting our efforts. Thank you in advance. http://leonkozioljd.wordpress.com/http://www.familyretention.com/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRgUveKYyzM
   
1. Judges and Attorney's need mandatory education about personality disorders and a child's age appropriate developmental needs- particularly Antisocial and Narcissistic since these are the most damaging to children. 2. A Trial Court should be mandated to consider ALL statutory factors in weighing a child's best interests. 3. A Trial Court must place child welfare above parental rights. 4. The law should require that a judge must articulate how he weighed each factor in determining custody. This is not a Father's Rights Issue or a Mother's Rights issue: It is about Children's Rights! The Time is Now for Change! We need stronger legislation that protects the rights of our most precious and vulnerable resources: Our Children. Each year, countless children are sent into unsupervised visitation, or worse, with an abusive or personality disordered parent. The most tragic cases involve situations where the protective parent is demonized and custody is awarded to the offender. How do we know unequivocally that this happens? Each year, more and more children are coming forward to report about how the system has failed to protect them. The Courageous Kids Network and Children Against Court Appointed Abuse are but two of the groups that offers a voice to these victims. Some studies have estimated as many as 58,000 children each year suffer due to our broken family court system. In a recent Tn Appellate Court Decision, state Judges have ruled that a "trial court is not obligated to consider all of the (best interest) factors" when making an initial determination of child custody. They also went on to say that it is okay for the trial court to consider a parent's right to a relationship with the child as being more important than any other factor. This is true, even when there is irrefutable evidence of abuse and mental illness. Petition to legislators to enact bills that will protect our children. It is a call for disambiguation of the Law and Justice!https://www.causes.com/campaigns/36448-fight-for-childrens-rights-in-child-custody-litigation/description
   
   
An estimated 24.7 million children (33%) live absent their biological father. We asked Democratic and Republican Primary Candidates ~ How can you address the fatherlessness epidemic? ~ Of students in grades 1 through 12, 39 percent (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers. ~ 57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers. ~ According to 72.2 % of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America. ~ Among children who were part of the “post-war generation,” 87.7% grew up with two biological parents who were married to each other. ~ Today only 68.1% will spend their entire childhood in an intact family. With the increasing number of premarital births and a continuing high divorce rate, the proportion of children living with just one parent rose from 9.1% in 1960 to 20.7% in 2012. Currently, 55.1% of all black children, 31.1% of all Hispanic children, and 20.7% of all white children are living in single-parent homes. White children born in the 1950-1954 period spent only 8% of their childhood with just one parent; black children spent 22%. Of those born in 1980, by one estimate, white children can be expected to spend 31% of their childhood years with one parent, and black children 59%. You’ve heard about the crisis of fatherlessness and the negative consequences for children and for our society. Even if you are an involved dad, until we are successful, your children and grandchildren will be growing up in a culture of absent fathers and unfathered children. They will be affected! You can be a part of the solution!
   
   
Why do we remove fit parents from the lives of children every day? Is it because the Courts have remained stuck in outmoded thoughts or is it because we have a current system of law that punishes fit parents for no wrong doing? A single question that has yet to be answered by any legislature nationally, yet society has for years cried about the loss of fathers from the lives of the nation's children. A much talked about national problem that needs to be addressed by the individual states by the updating of their laws that deal with how the courts handle post divorce custody issues within the family. This area of law has gone through many changes over the course of time and I think that it is best that we take a brief look at the historical perspectives that have transformed over time to better understand what has happened and why we need to rethink our approaches A Brief History and Some Influences In the early part of the twentieth century, fathers were presumed to have "ownership" of their children based on the Common Law principles of that time. During this time, women and children were "chattel" of the male head of household. As the Suffragette movement took hold in this country and woman were given the vote and recognized as more than an object for ownership by the male, shifts happened within the thinking and attitudes towards females having custody of the child should there be a breakup of the family unit. With the adoption of the "tender years" doctrine, and later the "primary caregiver" doctrine, custody laws overwhelmingly began to favor the mother. A far distance from past thinking that had carried through until the early 20th Century. As the Civil Rights Movement gained strength and eventual acceptance, the courts began to strike down these doctrines in favor of equal protection statutes, but the attitudes of the courts continued to favor one parent over the other, usually the mother. This attitude is supported in the statics that have remained constant over the past 20 years and show that the custody awards have continued at a rate of 85% towards the female, even with dramatic increases in female employment that have taken place since the 1970's. Lost and often forgotten is the impact that "No-Fault Divorce" has had on the family makeup of this country. The first of these laws in this nation took effect January of 1970 when then-Governor Ronald Reagan signed California's no-fault divorce law. I had an opportunity to speak with Dr. Peter W. Schramm of the Ashbrook Center about this briefly. He conveyed that Reagan during his Presidency came to regret his decision in signing and supporting that legislation. President Reagan felt that he had hastened the destruction of the American family by doing so. ~ Ray R. Lautenschlager, President National Organization for Parental Equality 3624 East 76th Street - Cleveland, Ohio 44105 440-281-5478 -_-_-_-_ WRITE ONE LETTER TODAY!! "First Lady Michelle Obama" -www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml
   
Bias and abuse of discretion cannot be tolerated when it comes to the "Best Interest" of our children. More eyes are needed on the Judges to ensure they are doing the work of the Court, any nothing more. Reform is needed on many levels, especially in the legal and psychological management of Parental Alienation cases. Family Court Judges are operating outside of their judicial role when they present themselves as experts in areas other than law. Targeted parents, especially fathers, start off at a disadvantage because the Family Division remains bias, working within the broken context of VAWA where false accusations of domestic violence and abuse are easy to sell and hard to shake. Too often abuse of discretion by a Judge, compounded with inadequate training on PAS, can further alienate a targeted parent and child. Judges are increasingly disingenuous on visitation orders and unpunished non-compliance is teaching our children to disrespect the Court, leaving them with the impression that they too will be allowed to break the law. We hereby petition All State Legislature to address the national crisis of our broken Family Court system where unilateral custody decisions by Judges, stepping outside of their judicial roles, violate Parents Rights in a silenced epidemic. In order to protect the "best interest" of children. The undersigned, propose the implementation of a "Muti-disciplinary Jury Panel" for the Family Court Division to ensure that Judges operate within their Judicial role and provide for equality based orders that preserve the rights of parents to determine the best interest of their children as the rule, not the exception. Family Court Reform should include a Jury - http://www.causes.com/actions/1713791-family-court-reform-jury-panels
   
   
   
   








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